Australia's David Warner dropped for ODI series with England
Sunday 01 September 2013
David Warner's action-packed tour of England has been ended early after Cricket Australia announced that he has been dropped for the upcoming one-day international series.
The controversial opener will be joined on the flight home by Mitchell Starc who will also miss out having become the latest Australian fast bowler to pick up an injury - lower back soreness in this instance.
Warner has been left out based on his lack of recent runs in the 50-over game according to coach Darren Lehmann.
It is a perhaps surprising end to Warner's troubled tour, which many feel should have ended much earlier when the left-hander was involved in a drunken altercation with England batsman Joe Root in a Birmingham bar following the two sides Champions Trophy clash.
He was suspended for the rest of that tournament and with just one fifty in his last 11 ODIs Australia have opted against using him for the imminent five match series.
"David has been left out of the Australian ODI squad for this tour purely due to his recent lack of form in this format," Lehmann said in a CA statement.
"By his own admission, David would acknowledge that unfortunately he hasn't scored the weight of runs that he would like recently in one-day cricket for his country.
"Like all selection matters, it was a tough decision, but like all players he understands the situation and knows he needs to get back to playing Ryobi Cup and making a heap of runs that we can't ignore.
"I spoke with David at length about what he needs to do and I've been impressed with his attitude since I've come into the Australian set-up."
Starc, on the other hand, joins Australia's ever-lengthening list of injured fast bowlers which already includes James Pattinson, Ashes hero Ryan Harris, Jackson Bird and Pat Cummins.
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